Our waitlist is open twice a year, during the months of April and October. Check our home page for the status of our waiting list. If we are accepting applications you will see a downloadable form. Download it, fill it out and email it to the email address provided.
Once we receive your application we will keep it on file for one year. If after a year you wish to remain on the waiting list, you must send an updated application stating this to the Membership Committee.
When a vacancy arises, we look through our waiting list for a good fit in terms of co-operative values, income, and family size. We interview a number of households and choose one based on the strength of the application and interview.
All adults must participate. You are required to attend general co-op meetings and participate in scheduled courtyard clean ups. You are also required to be on a committee which usually involves monthly committee meetings, as well as work between meetings, or you may find another way to make a significant contribution to the co-op.
Participation is an essential part of co-operative living.
- Aging In Place
- Dialogue & Peace
- Health & Safety
There are also several sub-committees such as Common Room, Garage, and Exterior Design, as well as working groups for essential, but shorter-term tasks.
Well-trained pets are welcome. Destructive or noisy animals are not. Dogs must be leashed in the courtyard. Cats should be litter-box trained.
All units at Helen’s Court have some stairs. There are two one-bedroom units that have ramps to enter them, but there are stairs within the units.
There are coin-operated laundry machines, an underground parking garage (we have fewer parking spots than units so a parking space is not guaranteed) and a common meeting room. We also have a small play structure for kids in the courtyard.
If you have questions about co-op living in general, or would like to see which other co-ops are accepting applications please visit the Co-op Housing Federation of BC .